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image by Dov Gutterman,29 January 2003
This week there was the "official" begining of 2003
elections campeign. (Elections due to 28 January). I am watching
the TV promotions just to see if any flags are used.
I saw the flag of the MAFDAL party (miflaga datit-leumit - national religious party) - white party's initials on blue
Dov Gutterman, 9 January 2003
Full name in 2003 elections: Ha'Mafdal - Miflaga Datit Leumit,
Ha'Mizrahi - Hapoel Ha'Mizrahi Be'Eretz Israel (Ha'Mafdal -
National Religious Party, The Oriental - The Oriental Worker in
Flag/logo: flag - white initials on blue
Remarks: also spotted unidentified logo on white. Too small to identify.
Dov Gutterman, 17 and 28 January 2003
(initials of Miflaga Datit Leumit - National Religious
Party) was established in 1956 as a union of two
religious-Zionists parties (HaMizrahi [=The Orient] and HaPoel
HaMizrahi [The Oriental Worker] - both with long roots
starting in the birth of the Zionist Movement in Eastern Europe).
The party's official name is MAFDAL HaMiflaga HaDatit
HaLe'umit, HaMizrahi, Hapoel HaMizrahi (National Religious
Party, The Oriental, The Oriental Worker). It had 4 seats in the
In 2006 General Elections it ran together with Ikhud Le'umi in a joint list. The two parties, which had together 11 seats in the 16th Knesset and expected to become a major power as the representatives of the anti-evacuation right wing, took a blow and got only 9 seats in 2006 and are in the opposition. Only days will say if this ad-hoc union will continue.
Mafdal is using a logo with its name in dark-blue over grayish-light blue background with the center of the Mem shaped like Magen David and probably appear as such as a flag.
Dov Gutterman, 25 March and 7 June 2006
the word "Oriental" is somewhat misleading, as the
party is not exclusively made up of Oriental Jews. Rather, the
name originated in Eastern Europe, as an acronym for the Hebrew
words "Spiritual Center," which also happened to mean
"East," where Israel is.
Nathan Lamm, 25 March 2006
election, it ran as Habyit Hayehudi - Mafdal HaHadasha
(The Jewish home - The new Mafdal). New logo was intreduced
that can be seen at <www.111.org.il> The former
symbols of MAFDAL are obsolete.
Dov Gutterman, 10 February 2009
image by eljko Heimer